Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Media Create charts, Vita sales and Japanese company results

All go on the Japanese business front at the moment. Square Enix announced modest sales with no individual breakdowns, but decent profit. So, who knows how well its games are doing.

Bandai seems to be doing pretty well and reported strong sales of Sword Art Online and various robotic franchises (pic below).

Bandai Namco Sales
Konami seemed pretty flat with declining PSP and Vita (for which it hasn't published much) sales. It expects that to decline for the year as a whole, so don't expect any new releases from them until Christmas or well into 2015.

Konami's Sales Mix

As for the Media Create chart, its a quiet week with a bunch of Vita games in the lower reaches of the chart, with that and the 3DS pretty much dominating. Child of Light at least made an entry, not bad for a niche western game. Unsurprisingly, hardware sales are also down, the lowest for six weeks at 18,700 as we hit another pause in the releases.

06./04. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines # (Sony) - 7.871 / 119.336 (-56%)
15./05. [PSV] Tokyo Shinseiroku: Operation Abyss # (5pb.) - 4.403 / 19.645 (-71%)
16./06. [PSV] Corpse Party: Blood Drive # (5pb.) - 4.304 / 17.992 (-69%)

18./13. [PSV] Freedom Wars (Sony) - 4.027 / 271.798 (-25%)
19./00. [PSV] Child of Light: Special Edition (Ubisoft) - 3.893 / NEW 

Out this week are Lost Dimension from Fluidigm and God True Fashion from NIS, with Monster Hunter Frontier G proving the acid test for Vita tales the following week.

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